In this guide, we will show you the steps to enable 1080p display resolution [FHD+] on your Pixel 6 Pro device. A lot has been going on with the sixth iteration of the Pixel devices lately. Firstly, we got hold of a tweak that allowed upscaling the refresh rate on Pixel 6A from 60 to 90Hz. Then there was the Anti Rollback Protection that prevents the Pixel 6A/6/Pro from downgrading to Android 12.
And now, there has been some intruigng developments going on with the screen resolution. Upon looking at the display drivers for the Pixel 7 Pro, there were some hints that the device might allow rescaling the resolution. Then with the Android 13 OS having a separate section for the same all the more confirms it. However, the official confirmation could only be made once the device is released.
In the meantime, the developers behind one of the most popular custom kernels have managed to port this feature to the Pixel 6 Pro. Instead of forcing the kernel to use the driver that’s supposedly for the Pixel 7 Pro, the devs managed to port the FHD support to the Pixel 6 Pro display driver. The end results turned out to be surprisingly great [with some caveats, explained below]. So without any further ado, let’s check out the steps to enable 1080p [FHD+] display resolution on your Pixel 6 Pro.
Enable 1080p Display Resolution [FHD+] in Pixel 6 Pro
Before getting started, let’s have a sneak peek at what’s working and the underlying bugs that are yet to be ironed out.
- Brightness scaling is working correctly.
- There are no tints.
- No contrast loss on high brightness.
- Dynamic refresh rate working.
- Low-Power mode with 1080p for AOD is included too.
- Sometimes icons overlap or little glitches in the UI happen.
- when switching resolutions, while having the “show refresh rate” option from Developer options enabled, the screen will black out and a reboot needs to be forced.
Instructions to Enable FHD+ in Pixel 6 Pro
Before you could flash this kernel, your device needs to be running Android 13, should have an unlocked bootloader, and should be rooted as well. So make sure to checkmark all these three requirements before proceeding with the below steps. Droidwin and its members wouldn’t be held responsible in case of a thermonuclear war, your alarm doesn’t wake you up, or if anything happens to your device and data by performing the below steps.
- To begin with, download the Kirisakura custom kernel for your Pixel 6 Pro [latest version].
- Then download and install the Kernel Flasher app on your device.
- Now launch the Kernal Flasher app and flash the Kirisakura custom kernel using it.
- After that, go to Settings > Display > Screen Resolution.
- You should now see the 1080p option. Select it to apply it right away.
That’s it. These were the steps to enable 1080p [FHD+] display resolution on your Pixel 6 Pro devices. As far as the right DPI is concerned, well it is based on personal preferences, but for me, 400 DPI blended in quite well with the FHD+ [you could tweak the DPI from Settings > Developer Options > Smallest Width].
On that note, we round off this guide. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.
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